Mission Creek's Andre Perry, Ottumwa Courier's Matt Milner, America Pie Lady Beth Howard & Newsvandal JP Sottile

  • Fri
    Mar 23
    1:00 pm -
    3:00 pm
  • Mon
    Mar 26
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

America's Pie Lady Beth Howard3pm: It's 'America's Pie Lady'

Meet Beth Howard. Her new book “MAKING PIECE: A Memoir of Love, Loss & Pie,” [Harlequin] is a rich slice of life and as spirited a first person narrative as you'll ever read.

The book, written in the iconic American Gothic House immortalized by Grant Wood, is a deeply satisfying read. Sensual and transcendent, intimate, earthy and fiercely honest (not brutally honest--there's a big difference), it will touch and nourish you in ways you don't expect, whether you've experienced significant loss yourself or haven't yet. Beth's website is TheWorldNeedsMorePie.com.

2pm: James speaks with Iowa City's Andre Perry, Mission Creek Festival co-founder, director of Englert Theater & the Mill. Now in its 7th year, the Mission Creek Festival runs from March 27-April 1. This is Iowa at its best.

Scores of amazing musical acts in a dozen different venues, a great focus on literature, food, fun & more. Andre is also a gifted writer and performs with the Lonelyhearts

2:30pm: Our good friend Matt Milner joins James for a discussion about news-gathering in the digital age and related topics. The long-time news reporter for the Ottumwa Courier, Matt is now the digital news content editor for 5 southeast Iowa newspapers.

4pm: It's "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, who checks in each week from Oakland with news stories from across the country and around the globe. The experienced journalist takes us inside the story. Every headline discussed is referenced with links. [See below.]